Abercynon, Mid Glamorgan
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Abercynon and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Empress Ballroom, Workmans Hall, Melba Jaynes Troupe

I was 3 years old when I was in Melba's Troupe. I was the smallest and Betty (Jones) Lane was the youngest, the only boy was Len Gair. I am still looking for photos of us. I was taken by my mother when I was 4/5 to the Empress, as my father was afternoons in the pit. My sister Phyllis was ...Read full memory

John And Alice Griffiths

In 1911 Census my relative John Jerman Griffiths ( a Stone Mason ) and wife Alice Gwenllian (nee Evans) lived at 50 Glancynon Street, Abercynon with Alice's sister Margrett Mary Evans. John's brother Edward (Ted) had been head hunted by Australian coaches to go to Australia to play rugby/football so not long after ...Read full memory

Visiting Abercynon As 8 Yr Old

I remember visiting Abercynon as a small child. Taken there by my mother to the house of Uncle Benjamin Jones. Having just turned 70 and lived in New Zealand for some 57 years my memories of the location of their house is vague. I do remember it being on a steep hill with a grand view. Benjamin gave my mother ...Read full memory

A memory of Abercynon by Taffy Davies